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Rev. Howard E. Johnson

December 8, 1947 ~ April 7, 2021 (age 73)


Howard Earl Johnson, of Sneedville, was born to Rev. Elbert & Chloe Johnson on December 8, 1947. Howard left his body of clay on April 7, 2021 to rest in paradise until that great day when Jesus brings his soul back to reunite with his glorified body. So shall he ever be with the Lord.  Howard was saved at Briar Creek Baptist Church March 1975 at the age of 27.  Then he announced his calling to preach soon after.  He has pastored several churches and won many people to the Lord.  He was pastoring Stoney Gap Church at the time of his death. He loved fishing when he wasn’t in the woods logging.  Howard cut his own cedar to make his casket.    But his greatest joy was when he was preaching God’s word.  Howard had a love for everybody.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Elbert & Chloe Johnson; brother, Jackie Johnson; sister, Margaret Hicks; brothers-in-law; Jay Hicks, Hairm Keaton, Troy Sutton & Earl Johnson; sisters-in-law, Trish Johnson & Wanda Johnson


He is survived by;

Wife of 53 years; Anna Johnson

Daughter & Son-in-law; Bethany & Alex Staley

Brothers; Fred Johnson & wife Lois of Bean Station, Junior Johnson of Sneedville, Homer Johnson & wife Terry of Sneedville , Billy Johnson of Eidson, Burkett Johnson & wife Patsy of Sneedville and Roger Johnson & wife Francis of Sneedville

Sisters; Louise Johnson, Dorothy Keaton, Helen McDaniel & husband Ben and Wanda Stanifer & husband E.J., all of Sneedville

Lots of nieces, nephews & cousins


“Thank you for the love gifts, calls, texts & food, but most of all your prayers.  Thank you to Amedisys Hospice for your care.”


Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Stoney Gap Baptist Church.

Rev. Rex Cole, Rev. Jamey Burtin & Rev. Mat Hunter

Special music will be provided by the Stoney Gap Quartet

Interment will follow in the Trent Cemetery

Serving as pallbearers will be his brothers

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Stoney Gap Baptist Church

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 P.M. on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Stoney Gap Baptist Church


Online condolences can be made at


McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville in charge of arrangements

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April 9, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stoney Gap Baptist Church
Hwy 66
Sneedville, Tn 37869

Funeral Service
April 10, 2021

2:00 PM
Stoney Gap Baptist Church
Hwy 66
Sneedville, Tn 37869

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